Control of micropore size in supermicroporous titania–chromia system TiO2–Cr2O3 Academic Article uri icon


  • Sol-gel hydrolysis reactions of titanium(IV) isopropoxide and chromium (III) acetate hydroxide in the presence or absence of propanol, using the following amines as structure directing agents; N-hexylamine, N-methylhexylamine, and N-propylbutylamine, yielded microporous mixed metal oxides with the presence of pores largely in the 10-20 Å region, and surface areas that vary from 564 m2/g when N-hexylamine is employed as pore directing template to 494 m2/g when N-propylbutyl amine is employed as template. The maxima in pore size distribution increases with increase in steric crowding around the nitrogen in the alkyl amine. In addition, the nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm shifted from Type 1 isotherm when N-hexylamine is used as templating agent to Type 4 isotherm in N-propylbutylamine. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Delouis, W., Sanchez, M., Shpeizer, B., Clearfield, A., & Oki, A.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • November 2006